Sweet Salvage Skincare: the name conjures up all sorts of pleasant thoughts. The natural , healthy, eco-friendly line of products also arrives in eye-catching amber plastic bottles with colorful labels featuring old fashioned graphics. When you wade through the rather wordy website, the main message you get is that these products are made with completely biodegradable, non-toxic and thoughtfully sourced ingredients and the eco-friendly formulas are good for the planet. The claim is also that Sweet Salvage Skincare puts as many active ingredients into their (PCR recycled) bottles as they can, so a little product goes a long way.
Sweet Salvage skincare uses only natural ingredients and that only non-GMO crops are sourced for their vegetable oil glycerin, essential oils and other ingredients. The line was inspired, so I’m told by Inspired by founder Tawana Weicker’s grandmother’s old herbal remedies, each product is formulated with the herbs, flowers, and plants in season to provide effective cleansing and nourishing benefits for the skin and hair. The biodegradable formulas have no dyes, sulfates, phosphates or synthetic foaming agents (like sodium lauryl sulfate, a foaming agent that some believe is linked to organ toxicity and cancer).
You can’t help but admire that commitment to creating Earth-friendly natural products! It’s very clear that Sweet Salvage Skincare cares about the planet and about people’s health and there are a growing number of consumers who require this type of product. But even if you don’t care about that part of their philosophy, you will still be delighted to know that the products are understandable and easy to use. And yes, they have pleasurable fragrances, too. The Sweet Salvage Skincare line includes a body wash, shampoo & conditioner and hand soap that are certified lab tested and biodegradable with scents like spearmint & eucalyptus and lemon verbena & lavender.
I tried the Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner, and the Hand Soap all in 8 fl. oz. bottles.
The Hand soap ($14.00) in Lemon Verbena & lavender had a light, slightly herbal slightly citrus scent. The true glycerin soap (glycerin has humectant properties) is great for dry skin, as it contains avocado oil, sweet almost oil , sea minerals and essential oils. One pump is all that is needed to clean hands without drying them out, and it is appropriate for everyone in the family. *my sample had a pump…the photo doesn’t show it.
I also liked the the Shampoo/Conditioner ($16.00) in the same fragrance. I normally don’t like combined products, but this one left my hair and scalp clean and actually seemed to keep my hair from getting limp and oily one more day than usual. Vitamin E healthy is included to nourish hair follicles. Apple cider vinegar provides pH balance, neutralizes buildup on hair and strengthens hair shafts. Dead Sea Salt promotes healthier skin and soothes dry scalp and other skin conditions. Humectant-rich glycerin, plus coconut, almond on avocado oils are also star players in this formula. Amer weather too, when you’re not going to wear as much or any fragrance but you want to smell clean and refreshed. Dead sea minerals, apple cider vinegar and coconut, almond and avocado oils are key in this formula.
The Body Wash ($16.00) features a high concentration of glycerin, coconut, almond and avocado oils. It didn’t foam but it was pleasant to use. I tried the spearmint and eucalyptus scent which was quite herbal as both spearmint and eucalyptus are strong. I think the fragrance would appeal more to men because it is strong, but in the warmer months when you’re not wearing so much perfume, or maybe none at all, this fragrance will make you feel invigorated and refreshed.
These products are popularly priced and would make a nice gift for a bridal shower or a new couple, packaged with a great sponge or other shower/bath-worthy tools. Visit http://sweetsalvageskincare.com/